Police to crack down on overweight lorries on London Road, West Thurrock

Police undertook a similar operation in December in Purfleet.

Police undertook a similar operation in December in Purfleet.

First published in News

POLICE will crack down on large lorries using a busy residential road in West Thurrock.

A survey by Thurrock Council found lots of heavy goods vehicles are breaching a 7.5 tonne weight restriction on London Road, which was introduced last August.

Councillor Andy Smith, in charge of highways, said: “We brought in this weight restriction to try to stop this menace. Now we have solid proof lorry drivers are flouting the rules.”

A police spokesman said: “The Commercial Vehicle Unit will carry out patrols in the area of London Road, West Thurrock, following concerns raised.”

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11:15pm Thu 6 Feb 14

rocket1 says...

the motorbike cops were there this afternoon.
the motorbike cops were there this afternoon. rocket1
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10:19am Fri 7 Feb 14

ebagumtrebor says...

Councillor Andy Smith, who happens to be up for re-election in West Thurrock In May and has done nothing for a year, now decides the time is right to say something in the papers. Must be the soundof his allowances and expenses gurgling down the drain with the rain that has spurred him into action.
Councillor Andy Smith, who happens to be up for re-election in West Thurrock In May and has done nothing for a year, now decides the time is right to say something in the papers. Must be the soundof his allowances and expenses gurgling down the drain with the rain that has spurred him into action. ebagumtrebor
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